Monday, November 24, 2014

November GlossyBox

Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription service that sends 5 travel size beauty items a month.  You can sign up monthly for $21/month, 6 months for $115 (breaks down to $19.16/month), or yearly for $220 (breaks down to $18.33/month).  Shipping is included in these prices. The price is higher than a lot of the other beauty companies but they include luxury items in their boxes. The company ships their boxes towards the end of the month so you will receive it at the end of the month or the beginning of the following month.

Price: $21 a month with discounts for 6 and 12 month subscriptions. 

This subscription is available in the US (not including Alaska or Hawaii), Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. 

The good:

The brands: They have well known quality brands like OPI, Zoya, Burberry, C.O. Bigelow, Ahava, Sebastian and other brands specific to other countries. 

The sizes: They send deluxe size samples and usually at least one full  size item. 

The box: I know it's just a box but it's a really nice sturdy box. The regular boxes are pink and the special collaboration boxes vary in design and color. This box is perfect for reusing or for a gift box. I've also used them to store my extra beauty products.  

Information. They provide information on the products you receive and how much the full size is priced at.  I like knowing this info up front and not having to search for it. 

Free stuff: If you provide feedback on your products you earn glossydots which will eventually earn you a free box. You can also earn glossydots from referrals. You have to claim your free box before your subscription ends and becomes inactive. This can be tricky because you don't want to receive duplicate boxes.

The not so good:

The price: This can be a little high for some people but if you want to receive known/quality brands it's worth it.

Skip: There is no option to skip a month. 

November GlossyBox

Contents of box w/approximate retail value. 

.67 oz. Kneipp Herbal Bath: Balancing in Lavender. Value = $4.00

1.5 oz. 12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment. Value = $5.00

FULL SIZE So Susan Cosmetics Universal Blush Value = $23.29

FULL SIZE OPI Nail Laquer in Pink Outside the Box for GlossyBox. Value = $9.50

.5 oz. Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer. Value = $11.25

The total value of my Glossybox is $53.04. Everything in this box was perfect for me except the blush. I don't normally wear blush but this color is really pretty and I think I could make it work with my skin color. The nail polish is a really light pink but it will be good to wear when my nails are short. The lighter the color the less noticeable the shortness is. I'm currently using this Juice Beauty moisturizer twice a day. I go to work when it's dark and I come home before the sun rises so I haven't been using SPF moisturizers. I'm all about hair treatments since my hair is colored and bleached. I try and use a mask once a week or so and I use leave in conditioners, argan oil, moroccan oil and all that good stuff to keep it healthy looking. It seems to work because my stylist says my hair is super healthy. The lavender bath stuff smells just like a lavender field. I had a goal at the beginning of the year to take bath once a week which was working for awhile but then life got in the way. I'm going to have to make an appointment with myself and relax with some lavender. 

Verdict: Glossybox is pricier than other beauty boxes but it has great brands and value. 

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